Quesnel Festival of the Performing Arts


April 4-6, 2023

Registration is now open for the 2023 QFPA Vocal-Choral Festival!

All registrations and entries are to be submitted via DanceComp Genie. Please familiarize yourself on how to register by clicking the buttons below, which will take you to comprehensive and detailed information to do it right the first time!

It is the responsibility of each participant to read and comply with all the Rules governing the QFPA Dance Festival.

This Year’s Adjudicators

2023 Vocal-Choral Adjudicator
Fabiana Katz

Fabiana Katz is an accomplished mezzo-soprano and has performed with choirs and orchestras all over the country. She has taught singing for over 27 years and is an expert technician and pedagogue, with a strong instinct for diagnosing vocal problems and finding solutions from a physiological perspective. Her intuitive and empathic nature is of great value when teaching.

Ms Katz’s approach to vocal pedagogy is holistic and organic, based on the natural and proper structure of the singing apparatus and efficiency of the mechanism, and is tailored to the individual and his or her particular issues at the time. Her first priority is always to reveal and ease tension in the body, thereby releasing trapped sound energy and achieving greater physical relaxation to allow for a free, resonant voice.

Ms Katz’s solo performance experience include engagements with the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Berkshire Choral Festival, Symphony Nova Scotia, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, and the CBC Radio Orchestra, among others. Ms. Katz is equally comfortable performing in the classical style as in contemporary commercial idioms, such musical theatre, pop and folk, especially the music of Latin America.

As a conductor, Ms. Katz’s knowledge of the vocal mechanism imbues and informs her choral rehearsal and methods. Her focus is on the instinctive, somatic and relaxed functioning of the singing apparatus and all its systems, and her solutions to choral problems are always based on sound vocal technique.

Ms. Katz’s philosophy of sound production is based on the embodied voice, the relationship between body and expression of sound and emotion, the connection between the intuitive, natural speaking voice and the physiology of our bodies, and its extension to singing.

Ms. Katz has Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

Quesnel Festival of the Performing Arts is a partner-in-perpetuity with the Rotary Club of Quesnel.

Performing Arts promotes creativity, self-discovery and expression. It is an essential part of our community. If you would like to be part of fostering the Arts in Quesnel, contact us!

Photo credits: Clarke Action Photography and Bob Michek at South Hill Graphics.

The Quesnel Festival of the Performing Arts is a partner-in-perpetuity with the Rotary Club of Quesnel.